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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Merry Christmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano

In 1970, Feliciano wrote and released an album of Christmas music,Feliz Navidad.  Each year, during the Christmas season, Feliz Navidad returns to US airwaves as one of the most-played and most-downloaded songs of the season. Feliz Navidad is also recognized by ASCAP a

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AC/DC Post ‘Rock or Bust’ Video Sharing the Story Behind the Album’s Artwork

AC/DC's new 'Rock or Bust' album is one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year, and it has the kind of packaging that only the world's biggest bands can afford.

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The Family Fued Among the Kinks Will Kill American Tour

A few months back on my show I mentioned an article I read on an upcoming tour of America by the Kinks. I stated then, it would not happen then or anytime. The reason is the founders of the Kinks are brothers. Ray and Dave Davies. They're both great guys individually, but putting them together is like water and oil, and it's been that way for close to fifty years.

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KISS Christmas Album Due Out, Not Really, But Enjoy This Rare Christmas Performance

The rock band KISS is not known for singing traditional Christmas tunes, in fact they have to be one of the few bands or artists that hasn't caved in to the pressure and released one, but give it time, if they can make money off of it they will do one.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Winter Wonderland by Brenda Lee [AUDIO]

This was written in 1934 by Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard. The lyricist Richard Smith served as an editor of a newspaper before taking up a career in music. The composer Felix Bernard, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, played the piano with popular orchestras and was also a tap dancer and writer of musical comedies for Vaudeville.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Frosty the Snowman by the Ronettes [ AUDIO)

The Ronettes were one of the great "girl groups' of the sixties. the group was made up of sisters Veronica Bennett (Ronnie), Estelle Bennett, and their cousin Nedra Talley.

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25 Years Ago: Rush Close Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’

Judging solely in superficial terms, 1989's 'Presto' is a minor offering in Rush's massive discography.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White [VIDEO]

Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe was written, recorded, and produced by Barry White, as was the case with most of his songs.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Take On Me by A-Ha [VIDEO]

The song "Take On Me" was released as a single only in Europe, it went to #3 in their native Norway, but didn't chart anywhere else. They re-recorded the song and beefed it up with more instrumentation and energy. It became a #1 song in America in 1985.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Smooth by Santana [VIDEO]

Ital Shur writes: I wrote this track on guitar with all the arrangements called Room One Seven. It was about this couple that meet after a long time and have a little tryst in the hotel room.

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25 Years Ago: Whitesnake Slip Some Tongue

When ‘Slip of the Tongue’ arrived in stores on Nov. 18, 1989, Whitesnake’s career had never been so healthy, thanks to recent platinum sales, smash hits and sold-out tours.

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